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71014 DFB German Soccer Minifigs

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  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Haha!  Actually laughed out loud in my office! :-0. :-)
    Lego_Star
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    @princedraven

    The instruction sheet front and back is downloadable in the instructions area on service.lego.com but as I went back to confirm it was still there I realised something, they all are with the exception of series 10! 

    You know, just incase what are you doing is something you wanted to do for other series' too. :0)
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  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 822
    edited June 2016
    Page Not Found on [email protected] UK now. 

    Looks like Germany too. 
    77ncaachamps
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,371
    Reus got a minifig but left off the Euro 2016 roster. Ouch.
    SumoLego
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    Reus got a minifig but left off the Euro 2016 roster. Ouch.
    Oh well, he can buy the minfig and pretend.
    77ncaachamps
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    Reus got a minifig but left off the Euro 2016 roster. Ouch.
    Oh well, he can buy the minfig and pretend.
    I should hope all the players and the coach/manager represented were given one of their own individual minifigure each! Didn't the team commission these from LEGO or have I got that wrong?
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ LEGO had to produce them far before the final team roster was chosen. No way they could get them done in time if they had waited until the final team was announced.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    ^ Understood. Probably should have said representative of the team as opposed to actual chosen team. :o)

    Just thought like they archive sets in the vault and Kjeld gets a few of every set for his personal collection, the designer gets a personal copy, you'd think they'd have given some to the team to distribute once a production run was made? Even invited someone representing the team to approve them maybe. The team in this case being the entire squad, chosen or not?

    Maybe even the very ones they used for the smallest press conference in the world, though that might be kept in the Ideas House perhaps?
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 906
    Have they retired already?
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    maniac said:
    Page Not Found on [email protected] UK now. 

    Looks like Germany too. 
    I bit on a set from Germany because I saw that too.

    Geez, Louise.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,912
    Is now the time to panic?  I don't want to panic too early.
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  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    SumoLego said:
    Is now the time to panic?  I don't want to panic too early.
    I don't know, I went ahead and bought a full set. I payed over retail of course and maybe there will be another run and maybe they will be more abundant. But it's good to feel safe, ha ha. I wouldn't say panic but it may be a good time to buy as you may just be waiting for the price to go up. Does anybody remember a similar situation for Team GB?
    77ncaachampsSumoLego
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    SumoLego said:
    Is now the time to panic?  I don't want to panic too early.
    I don't know, I went ahead and bought a full set. I payed over retail of course and maybe there will be another run and maybe they will be more abundant. But it's good to feel safe, ha ha. I wouldn't say panic but it may be a good time to buy as you may just be waiting for the price to go up. Does anybody remember a similar situation for Team GB?
    $8 now or $15-30 later?

    I missed the bus early. Tried to rationalize it now.
    bobabricks
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,328
    SumoLego said:
    Is now the time to panic?  I don't want to panic too early.
    I don't know, I went ahead and bought a full set. I payed over retail of course and maybe there will be another run and maybe they will be more abundant. But it's good to feel safe, ha ha. I wouldn't say panic but it may be a good time to buy as you may just be waiting for the price to go up. Does anybody remember a similar situation for Team GB?
    I don't recall... all I know is that a sealed box of Team GB now sells for $2,000.  Absurd.
    kiki180703SumoLego77ncaachampsbobabricksAdeelZubairYodalicious
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,912
    edited June 2016
    Absurd, indeed.  Although, I think you can get six sets from a case.

    @77ncaachamps - I'm distracted by your avatar.  Much improved!
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Thanks, @SumoLego.

    Had to find one more suitable than an R2D2 dippin' sideways.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    Found the old Team GB thread:

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/4281/lego-olympic-minifigures-team-gb/p11

    Tried looking for for patterns in the discussion and the beginning bit with North Americans asking for sets seems the same, ha ha, but when Team GB was initially released they seemed to have lasted longer on shelves without selling out. There was even talk of getting them for a deal early on.

    Team DFB is only the second region specific series so it will be a bit difficult to tell whether there will be more runs based on patterns of the past. Also with DFB being only the second region specific series this could have been a mad dash based on the current value of Team GB just like any collectible that comes around a second time.

    bot to mention, all else aside, this is a COMPLETELY different IP. It's very possible that DFB only wanted a limited run released where UK Olympics probably wanted quite a bit released to promote the Olympics. This will be tough to make guess work on and only time will really tell.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,328
    edited June 2016
    Ah, 117 euro for 60 figs.

    It seemed insane at the time...
    bobabricks77ncaachampskiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2,017
    Apparently all of the members are the same size ... the shaft jokes are a nice change of pace from the soccer jokes
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 950
    samiam391 said:
    Ah, 117 euro for 60 figs.

    It seemed insane at the time...
    I bought a box from a local store at RRP, but a week later thought I'd made a mistake so I sold them on at the same price I got them (here on Brickset, actually). I'm not a reseller, so didn't fancy sitting on them for a few years. 

    I didn't realise until this thread just how bad a decision that was. 
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    edited June 2016
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited June 2016
    ^look at you flashing your new found wealth.
    BACbrixBumblepantsSumoLegokiki180703
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    Yeah I'm a loser. This is what happens every year at Christmas my work gives me a bonus... "Maybe I'll save some so I can retire someday... nah retiring is for old people I'll just keep buying more Lego."
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,912
    edited June 2016
    ^^^  I suppose now is the perfect time to panic.

    (Waving arms and running back and forth.)
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  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    BACbrix said:
    Yeah I'm a loser.
    I think you misinterpreted my comment - I was being jealous :)
    BACbrixkiki180703
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    Oh well, that was quick. Probably should buy up quick maybe make a couple investments on eBay as I'm sure these will shoot up even more than Team GB did. @SumoLego seems like you were as good at missing this as you are at missing @bendybadger 's bonus ball draws. ;P and yes you should panic and try to find a set ASAP.
    77ncaachampskiki180703
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Adzbadboy said:
    This confirms #71014 - DFB, The Mannschaft series is done!



    Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177707179101917/permalink/473024232903542/
    Now, EVERYONE knows...

    darn...
    bobabrickskiki180703
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,328
    edited June 2016
    Oh well, that was quick. Probably should buy up quick maybe make a couple investments on eBay as I'm sure these will shoot up even more than Team GB did. 
    I'll heavily disagree with this, unless you're talking short-term rate of gain. 

    These will never surpass Team GB's current aftermarket prices. Short term  rate of gain might be faster in the next few weeks, but then I'm sure it'll start to level out at a pretty flat price for awhile. Lots of these were tucked away for re-sale. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,721
    Remember that it took a long time for Team GB to get where it is now. The boxer was easily available under £10 (cheaper than Low and Neuer) for about 18 months after Team GB were gone. These ones seem to have the growth built in already.

    I think the value of this set really depends on what Lego does next. If they were to produce a set of international kits, then the value of this one could plateau very quickly. If Germany wins the Euros and decides to bring out an updated set of winners, then value could drop.

    It'll be interesting to see if people paying ~£15 for Low on ebay are overpaying.
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,525
    I have a few spares and would rather they went to fans of lego than to traders who just want to sell them for more profit.
    But whatever I do there is no guarantee they will not be sold later.

    I'm going to try swapfig.com and see what happens. As long as I am happy with the trade I guess that is all that counts.....
    snowhitie
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,912
    This would be much easier to gauge if we had some relative production figures.

    Dag nabbit!
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    samiam391 said:
    Oh well, that was quick. Probably should buy up quick maybe make a couple investments on eBay as I'm sure these will shoot up even more than Team GB did. 
    I'll heavily disagree with this, unless you're talking short-term rate of gain. 

    These will never surpass Team GB's current aftermarket prices. Short term  rate of gain might be faster in the next few weeks, but then I'm sure it'll start to level out at a pretty flat price for awhile. Lots of these were tucked away for re-sale. 
    I agree with the "tucked away for re-sale" but once those dwindle, it's bound to see a greater appreciation in value.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,328
    edited June 2016
    samiam391 said:
    Oh well, that was quick. Probably should buy up quick maybe make a couple investments on eBay as I'm sure these will shoot up even more than Team GB did. 
    I'll heavily disagree with this, unless you're talking short-term rate of gain. 

    These will never surpass Team GB's current aftermarket prices. Short term  rate of gain might be faster in the next few weeks, but then I'm sure it'll start to level out at a pretty flat price for awhile. Lots of these were tucked away for re-sale. 
    I agree with the "tucked away for re-sale" but once those dwindle, it's bound to see a greater appreciation in value.
    By figure, box, or set? If by set you have to account for the fact it's 16 versus 9 figures.

    Brickset wager? It has been awhile since I've had the opportunity to do one... >=)
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,721
    I imagine that future prices will do well if based on the rrp that mainly local German sellers were able to get. But not on the prices others are buying them for now.

    I don't know if this view is blinkered but there seem to have been far fewer of these passed on at cost / traded here compared to Team GB. It's not clear to me whether this is because there were more UK users to pass them on, or whether these are just harder to get full sets. I remember swapping must be 40-50 figures with US users at the time. For Batman jet skis in return, and I cannot remember what else.

  • homoludenshomoludens Germany Member Posts: 10
    I live in the south of Germany in a rather rural region. Usually, I never have to hurry when it comes to new Lego releases, there is often enough time and some shops will carry old stock for years. With the football figures it was a completely different story, however - shops sold out in few days and certain figures like Manuel Neuer, Boateng or Löw where very hard to find.
    To put it in numbers: in our town of ca. 50,000 people there were 3 boxes / 180 DFB minifigures in total, which makes for about 9 complete sets?
    Considering that many collectors / football fans young and old may want to have a complete set, supply was indeed very low.





  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Just got back from vacation in Europe and managed to score some DFB's while there. I inventoried them last night and was down to the last few before I got my one and only Joachin Low figure. Perhaps this point has already been made but the coach is the only one that doesn't have a ball in his bag so is easy to feel out from the rest of the players.
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    I know nothing about the German football team,  what is it about Boateng which makes him so hard to get hold of? Any particular reason he seems more desirable than the other figures? 

    I appreciate he was only 3 to a box but so were a load of easier to find figs. 
  • TeroTero U.K. Member Posts: 6
    Recently recieved the same reply as merlin regarding DFB no longer being produced. I asked why such a short time and this was the reply
    77ncaachamps
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,912
    ^ These messages from Lego CS drive me bonkers.
    bobabricks
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,560
    ^ Just for the poor grammar alone... :-(
    bobabrickslegomatt
  • TeroTero U.K. Member Posts: 6
    99% waffle,....

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,912
    edited June 2016
    ^ Just for the poor grammar alone... :-(
    That made me chuckle...

    Anyway, I ran out of time to supplement my initial post...

    30,000 minifigs is 500 boxes.  500 boxes is a drop in the bucket in terms of production.

    (For a crude comparison, I would estimate that each TRU (1800) and Wal-Mart (4600) in the US got 15 boxes of Disney CMFs, that's 5,760,000 minifigures.  That's not including Target, Lego Retail, [email protected], and all of the other markets...)

    I don't have a problem with Lego CS politely explaining that they didn't produce a lot of these.  
  • TeroTero U.K. Member Posts: 6
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Just for the poor grammar alone... :-(
    That made me chuckle...

    Anyway, I ran out of time to supplement my initial post...

    30,000 minifigs is 500 boxes.  500 boxes is a drop in the bucket in terms of production.

    (For a crude comparison, I would estimate that each TRU (1800) and Wal-Mart (4600) in the US got 15 boxes of Disney CMFs, that's 5,760,000 minifigures.  That's not including Target, Lego Retail, [email protected], and all of the other markets...)

    I don't have a problem with Lego CS politely explaining that they didn't produce a lot of these.  
    Doesn't make sense to produce such low numbers compared to other series which makes me think it's potentially a licensing condition not to produce too many? Unless Lego are trying to renegotiate to produce more, might explain why 71014 isn't listed as retired yet.
    SumoLego
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,721
    Especially as every head and torso, and in some cases legs, were unique prints.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    SumoLego said:


    30,000 minifigs is 500 boxes.  
    Interesting, that makes some figures like Low and Neur almost as rare as SDCC and technically rarer than Mr.Gold... As far as numbers go.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,721
    The 30,000 was the last order only according to that CS message.
    SumoLego
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    edited June 2016
    I doubt if they make any more which is why I panicked and purchased a case. Not only are they a liscensed series and might be bounded by a production capacity but lego is already creating minifgures by the millions. So that is series 15, Disney series, DFB and I'm sure prepping for series 16. Not to mention the thousands of other sets they create, they are just so overloaded I can see why this series was extremely short lived. I personally don't see them going past GB rates as those are astronomically inflated by the aftermarket due to the unhappy Lego gods. 

    Either way it's an inconvenience to completionists in America that now 2 exclusive series have been not available in the US. However we do have SDCC and NYTF even if they are incredibly exclusive for everyone including the US.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,912
    CCC said:
    The 30,000 was the last order only according to that CS message.
    By no means was I suggesting that 30,000 was a full production run - but that being mentioned in that Lego C/S response, just goes to show the comparatively low amount they are likely producing.

    I doubt the same Lego C/S person would state that they produced 10 million Disney CMFs.  

    30,000 sounds like a lot, but in reality, is a paltry amount.  I find it more of a distraction than a helpful piece of information.
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